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Gen Thimmiah Museum

Updated: Jun 26, 2021

The Sunny Side, the residence of General K S Thimayya, has been converted into General Thimayya Memorial Museum. The museum has been developed without modifying the old house. It will be an effort to showcase the life and achievement of Thimayya. Arms and photographs inside the house will be an attraction. The information will be provided through audio and video.

A war tank kept at the entrance of the Sunny Side is a centre of attraction. The war tank had arrived in Madikeri from Army Training Centre in Pune. MiG-21, a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft is another attraction in the premises of the museum.

The MiG-21 that is placed at Sunny Side had played a vital role in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.

Fifty to sixty-year-old Light Machine Gun, Medium Machine Gun, Self Loading Rifle and others find a place in the museum.

Thimayya Museum will be an attraction in the land of soldiers. The memorial will remind the citizens about the contributions of the district for the service of the country.”

This is one of the best tourist places in Coorg with just 0.5 kms from Madikeri main Town.

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